The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Anne Hathaway is in early talks to join Chris Hemsworth in Steven Spielberg's futuristic technothriller Robopocalypse. Adapted by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard from the 2011 novel by Daniel H. Wilson, the project now also has a producer in the form of recently-resigned Fox executive Tom Rothman.
Scheduled to begin production early next year for an April 25, 2014 release, Robopocalypse has been described by Spielberg as “a movie about a global war between man and machine. I had a great time creating the future on Minority Report, and it’s a future that is coming true faster than any of us thought it would. Robopocalypse takes place in 15 or 20 years, so it’ll be another future we can relate to. It’s about the consequences of creating technologies which make our lives easier, and what happens when that technology becomes smarter than we are. It’s not the newest theme, it’s been done throughout science fiction, but it’s a theme that becomes more relevant every year.”